Sometimes Weekly Price Guides: Motherboards and Video Cardsby Kristopher Kubicki on June 16, 2003 3:21 AM EST
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While the AMD scene might be slightly confusing right now, the Intel side of things appears to be clearly the opposite. Intel’s i865PE chipset was an amazing success, and if you need proof just check out Evan’s 20-way i865PE/i875P roundup. We were very pleased to see that the lower cost i865PE boards actually outperformed many of the i875P solutions.
|845E Abit IT7 MAX2||GameVE||135.00||0.00||135.00||Check Prices|
|845E ASUS P4B533-E||Googlegear||102.99||0.00||102.99||Check Prices|
|845E Tyan S2099GNNR||Googlegear||171.00||0.00||171.00||Check Prices|
|845G Abit BG7||GameVE||102.00||6.75||108.75||Check Prices|
|845PE ABIT BH7||GameVE||73.00||6.75||79.75||Check Prices|
|845PE Albatron PX845PEV Pro||GameVE||77.00||0.00||77.00||Check Prices|
|845PE ASUS P4PE||Googlegear||103.99||0.00||103.99||Check Prices|
|845PE Gigabyte 8PE667||GameVE||143.00||6.75||149.75||Check Prices|
|845PE Gigabyte GA-8PE800||Googlegear||85.95||0.00||85.95||Check Prices|
|845PE Gigabyte GA-8PE800 Ultra||Googlegear||142.95||0.00||142.95||Check Prices|
|845PE Intel D845PEBT2||Spartan Technologies||105.00||7.95||112.95||Check Prices|
|845PE MSI MAX2-FIR||GameVE||146.00||0.00||146.00||Check Prices|
|850E ASUS P4T533||Googlegear||151.50||0.00||151.50||Check Prices|
|850E Gigabyte GA-81HXP||Googlegear||159.99||0.00||159.99||Check Prices|
|850E MSI MAX||GameVE||125.00||6.75||131.75||Check Prices|
|865PE Abit IS7||Googlegear||108.95||0.00||108.95||Check Prices|
|865PE Albatron Px865PE Pro||NewEgg||106.00||5.00||111.00||Check Prices|
|865PE ASUS P4P800 Deluxe||Googlegear||144.99||0.00||144.99||Check Prices|
|865PE MSI Neo2-FIS2R||Googlegear||162.00||0.00||162.00||Check Prices|
|875P ABIT IC7||Googlegear||134.50||0.00||134.50||Check Prices|
|875P ASUS P4C800 Deluxe||NuTrend||184.00||0.00||184.00||Check Prices|
|875P DFI LanParty Pro 875||Googlegear||199.99||0.00||199.99||Check Prices|
|875P Gigabyte GA-8KNXP||Googlegear||225.00||0.00||225.00||Check Prices|
|875P Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Ultra||NewEgg||382.00||0.00||382.00||Check Prices|
|875P MSI NEO-FIS2R||Spartan Technologies||167.00||7.95||174.95||Check Prices|
|E7205 ASUS P4G8X Deluxe||NewEgg||159.99||0.00||159.99||Check Prices|
|E7205 Gigabyte 8INXP||NewEgg||158.00||0.00||158.00||Check Prices|
|E7205 IWill P4GB||NewEgg||189.00||0.00||189.00||Check Prices|
|E7205 MSI Master-L||Googlegear||99.00||0.00||99.00||Check Prices|
Remember, check out our RealTime Price Engine to see these prices in real time.
The Abit IS7 got our Gold Editors Choice in the last motherboard roundup. From a performance and price standpoint, it seems very well deserved. Our RealTime Price Engine lists the IS7 around $109 shipped, which makes it the lowest priced i865PE board. The performance tests consistently put the motherboard at or above ASUS’s P4P800, as well. Not too often to we find such a diamond in the rough when it comes to motherboards. If you are in the market for a new Intel board, the IS7 is the way to go.
If the IS7 is not your cup of tea, there are several good performers out there as well. The Albatron PX865 Pro II offers solid performance at a low price, while the ASUS P4P800 Deluxe performs exceptionally with a $145 price tag.
Again we don’t really see much competition from SIS and even other Intel chipsets. The i875P proved to be a fairly lackluster chipset compared to the i865, and Granite Bay is almost worthless. SIS’s 655FX and 648FX have not hit many retail channels and still don’t match up to the i865PE anyway.